tetrasyllable

[ te-truh-sil-uh-buhl, te-truh-sil- ]
/ ˈtɛ trəˌsɪl ə bəl, ˌtɛ trəˈsɪl- /

noun

a word or line of verse of four syllables.

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Origin of tetrasyllable

First recorded in 1580–90; tetra- + syllable

OTHER WORDS FROM tetrasyllable

tet·ra·syl·lab·ic [te-truh-si-lab-ik], /ˌtɛ trə sɪˈlæb ɪk/, tet·ra·syl·lab·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tetrasyllable

tetrasyllable
/ (ˌtɛtrəˈsɪləbəl) /

noun

a word of four syllables

Derived forms of tetrasyllable

tetrasyllabic (ˌtɛtrəsɪˈlæbɪk) or tetrasyllabical, adjective
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